if you like… WHO-DONE-IT MYSTERIES

If You Like... graphicWelcome to my feature, If You Like…. INSERT THING HERE. In this feature, I’ll be sharing books related to various television shows, movies, other books…. anything and everything!

Some of the best mysteries are those where you just have to know WHO DONE IT? They’re great because often times you want to know who the culprit is so badly that you end up racing through the pages, reading more in a single sitting than you ever thought you could or would. I’ve experienced this quite a bit myself, especially late at night… when I’m supposed to be doing homework… or sleeping…

But I digress! The point is, who-done-it mysteries are perfect for when you want to just sit down and really get invested in a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat story. Here are some of my favorites!

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

I’ve talked about this book many times before on this blog, but I just can’t help myself! This is such a brilliant mystery, and I enjoy more and more each time I read it. A group of strangers trapped on an island with an unknown killer murdering them one by one? It’s the ultimate case of who-done-it!

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The Woods by Harlan Coben

A serial killer at a summer camp decades ago? The long-lost body of the victim, never to be uncovered? This chilling novel will make you question every summer camp you’ve ever attended!

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

This complex, multidimensional mystery will captivate and perplex even the cleverest of minds. With countless enigmatic characters, surprising layers, and astounding twists, it’s sure to deliver a bumpy ride!

I hope you enjoy these recommendations! What are your thoughts on these books? What who-done-it mysterious do you recommend? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 12

I stumbled across this 30 day book challenge by The Chronicles of Radiya and decided to give it a try. Hopefully it will lead to 30 consecutive days of blogging that liven up the blog a bit and give us a chance to get to know each other a little better.

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Day 12: A Book You Used To Love But Don’t Anymore

Way back when, before I really got into YA novels and long before I started blogging, I went through a phase where I read all the mystery/true crime novels. Harlan Coben’s books were some of my favourites, and I especially enjoyed The Woods and the Myron Bolitar series. I still make it a habit to pick up his books as soon as they’re released, but I’ve recently found myself growing bored while reading them. There’s no element of surprise anymore, and I’m able to correctly identify the perpetrator and their motives almost immediately. I’m not sure if it’s because all of his plots follow a specific pattern or because I suddenly developed super sleuthing abilities overnight, but one thing’s for certain: I miss the way I felt when I first read these books.

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… this post always makes me want to sing the Gotye song, Somebody That I Used To Know. “Now you’re just some old book that I used to love.”

Anyways, are there any books that you used to love but aren’t that fond of anymore?

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